Our mission is to empower students, serve families, and inspire greatness. We know that applying to college can be overwhelming, which is why we strive to make this process enjoyable for families. We navigate the complex, multi-year process by working one-on-one with students as early as their freshman year of high school. But it’s not just about getting into college. At the core of everything we do is a passion for helping young people find their future.
Class 101 Irving is full of college planning experts who love helping students on the path to higher education. We all became a part of the Class 101 family because we want to make a difference in a young person’s life. Our various backgrounds aid us in doing this. Get to know each member of our team <here>.
Franchise OwnerRonda Swanigan is the owner of Class 101 Irving, Texas. Her mission is to work with students and families, assisting them with their college planning journey and making college more affordable. She attended Spelman College for her Bachelor’s Degree and received her Master’s Degree in school counseling at Clark Atlanta University. Her passion for college planning started over 10 years ago when she worked with the NFL and assisted high school athletes navigate the college admission process. She has been a school counselor for over 7 years and specialized in college and career readiness. She also was a College Access Counselor Lead where she supervised all college advisors in her district. Ronda was recognized by College Board for the “Counselor Recognition Program” (Providing all students with college opportunities). She was also AVID school counselor of the year for her district. Ronda is excited to work with students and parents by providing her expertise and resources pertaining to postsecondary education. Outside of Class 101, Ronda enjoys spending time with her family, giving back to her community, and investing in Real Estate.
When My parents first told me I would be doing class 101 at the end of my junior year I was a little hesitant because I thought it would be like summer school, and I thought my summer would be ruined. Fast forward a year and I am now graduating and have an almost full ride to college. Mrs. Swanigan has helped me tremendously this past year and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Thank you so much, Mrs. Ronda!
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ronda and her Class 101 team have done an incredible job with helping my son navigate his college search, significantly improve his SAT score, and strategizing ways to make him stand out from the crowd. She is very responsive and communicative and really cares about my son’s progress. She is truly working in her gifts. Total game changer! We’re signing my daughter up next!
Ronda and Class 101 extremely helped me through my application process. I started my application process very late, but the monthly meetings, and keeping me on track very much helped. She has helped me find scholarships, walked me thru the financial aid process, improved my essays, SAT Prep, etc. I also feel very confident in what to expect when I go off to college, making the transition so much easier. I highly recommend Ronda and Class 101!
Florida International University